Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program

Help protect yourself against basement flooding

Basements can flood for many reasons. While the City of Toronto is working to make improvements to its complex system of underground pipes, sewers and catchbasins, these improvements alone cannot completely protect a home from basement flooding. With the increasingly frequent and severe weather, it is essential that homeowners take the appropriate action to reduce the risk of basement flooding on their own private property.

Those who isolate their home from the City’s sewer system can significantly reduce the risk of basement flooding.

To assist, the City offers owners of single-family, duplex and triplex residential homes a financial subsidy of up to $3,400 per property to install flood protection devices including a backwater valve, a sump pump, and pipe severance and capping of the home’s storm sewer or external weeping tile connection.

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Property Tax Increase Cancellation Program

This program gives low-income seniors and low-income persons with a disability the opportunity to apply for a cancellation of property tax increases.

If you have applied for and received a cancellation last year, you should continue to apply each year, even where your taxes may have decreased. This will ensure that you obtain the maximum deferral benefit.

To qualify for a cancellation of a property tax increase you must:

  • Have a combined household income of $38,000 or less AND
  • Have a residential assessment of $715,000 or less AND
  • Be 65 years of age or older; OR,
  • Be 60-64 years of age and be in receipt of a Guaranteed Income Supplement under the Old Age Security Act; if widowed, be in receipt of the Spouses Allowance under the Old Age Security Act; OR,
  • Be a person with a disability and be in receipt of disability benefits.


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2nd annual Mega Pet Adoption Event

2nd annual Mega Pet Adoption Event

June 5 at the Queen Elizabeth Building, Exhibition Place

Residents can adopt a dog or cat at the Mega Pet Adoption Weekend, taking place June 5 to 7 at the Queen Elizabeth Building at the Exhibition Place.

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Summer Swim and Skate Program Registration

News Release

May 25, 2015

Get ready for summer swim and skate program registration

Registration for summer City of Toronto community recreation programs including summer swim and skate programs begins at 7 a.m. on June 6 in Etobicoke/York, Scarborough, North York and Toronto/East York.

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Hope/Harvie Street Festival

Hope & Harvie BBQ & Street Festival
May 18, 2015

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St. Clair Avenue Study



Dear Friends:

The City Planning Department is holding a Community Consultation Meeting, at my request, related to the St. Clair Avenue Study to present the findings of Golder Associates, the City's Environmental Consultant, retained to review the proposed policy framework and regulatory approach being recommended by City Planning as a proposed settlement of an appeal to Official Plan Amendment No. 84 for the segment of St. Clair Avenue West, between Spring Grove Avenue / Blackthorn Avenue and Old Weston Road. The meeting is being held on:

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Food Truck Freedom Day

Food Truck Freedom Day
May 13, 2015

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Our Place Community of Hope 46th Anniversary

Our Place 46th Anniversary
May 9, 2015

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